Graduates ought to get real


NORAIZAH Ismail, I am glad you were brave enough to speak up in “Graduates picky despite tough job market” (StarEducation, Oct 5). These days, most people are afraid to speak up. 

What is wrong with calling a spade a spade? We should see things in the right perspective; only then can we seek solutions to what is ailing us. 

As I see it, it is all a matter of attitudes and aptitudes. In this case, our graduates must be put right.  

Why are they choosy? There is no reason to be. They have to be realistic in a real world.  

I often meet young graduates in my job and am puzzled to find them refusing to speak in English; preferring that I speak to them in Bahasa. And yet English is so important for business and industry. They must see the reality here.  

I often tell them to stop fooling themselves. I do not know if they get my message. 

BULBIR SINGH Seremban  

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